Continental prepares for CrossContact LX introduction

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Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) will introduce its Continental CrossContact LX to the North American market by the end of the second quarter.

The CrossContact LX is a premium tire engineered to give light trucks and SUV's optimal performance on-highway and in light off-road conditions, according to the company. The design emphasizes comfort, efficient hydroplaning resistance and optimum driving characteristics.

The asymmetrical tire's open shoulder design provides excellent handling and braking, even in light off-road conditions, says CTNA. This design element is visually underscored by a unique and appealing tread design.

Three circumferential ribs with offset rows of tread lugs and extensive fine sipes ensure all-season traction, stability and a smooth ride. Acoustic Alterra Technology makes road noise almost nonexistent, adds the company.

The CrossContact LX will be available in 12 different sizes ranging from 15 to 18 inches. Initial sizes include the following:

75 series: 235/75R15 109 T XL (OWL), 225/75R16 104 H (BSW).

70 series: 265/70R15 112 H (BSW), 225/70R16 102 H (BSW), 235/70R16 106 T (OWL), 245/70R16 107 T (OWL), 265/70R16 112 H (BSW), 275/70R16 114 H (BSW), 265/70R17 115 H (BSW).

65 series: 255/65R16 109 H (BSW).

60 series: 275/60R17 110 T (OWL), 285/60R18 116 H (BSW).

All versions of the CrossContact LX come with a flanged lower sidewall to prevent damage to wheel rims.

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